Global pandemic prohibits Mshoza’s fans from attending memorial service
Nombuso Asanda Dlamini
Friends and family gathered to celebrate the life of Mshoza in an intimate memorial ceremony while her fans were expected to attend the ceremony virtually.
Mshoza, whose real name is Nomasonto Maswangayi passed away last Thursday at the age of 37, due to diabetic complications.
The memorial ceremony was held at Newton on Wednesday where only close friends and family were allowed inside. Her memorial service resembled a party as mourners gathered to jam to her music.
“I watched the memorial service virtually as I could not attend the actual event because of Covid-19 restrictions and I must say, Mshoza’s music took me back to the good old days. I am glad they chose to honour her life this way,” said Sizwe Mpanza, Mshoza’s fan.
Thanduxolo Jingela, Mshoza’s manager shared a brief statement after the memorial service in which he thanked the late singer’s fans for their support through this difficult time. “I would like to thank fans and the public for continuous support during these hard times. Mshoza must be smiling right now. She was very dear to her people and they have shown so much love and support till the last day. Let her music be the reminder that Mshoza is the Township Queen of kwaito’’
Jingela also announced that Mshoza’s funeral will be taking place on Saturday the 28th of November in Rickspark, Johannesburg.